Source code plagiarism - a student perspective
Joy, Mike, Cosma, Georgina, Yau, Jane Yin-Kim and Sinclair, Jane. (2011) Source code plagiarism - a student perspective. IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol.54 (No.1). pp. 125-132. ISSN 0018-9359Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TE.2010.2046664
This paper considers the problem of source code plagiarism by students within the computing disciplines and reports the results of a survey of students in Computing departments in 18 institutions in the U.K. This survey was designed to investigate how well students understand the concept of source code plagiarism and to discover what, if any, specific aspects might cause particular confusion. An analysis of the results was carried out to assess understanding by topic and to discover whether various demographic factors may have an influence on that understanding. Within the survey sample, it appeared that the demographic factors tested did not generally affect students' understanding of source code plagiarism. However, analysis of the data for specific topics revealed that there are several areas of activity where the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable behavior is not clearly understood. These findings have implications for plagiarism education programs.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Plagiarism, Source code (Computer science), Computer science -- Study and teaching, Surveys|
|Journal or Publication Title:||IEEE Transactions on Education|
|Page Range:||pp. 125-132|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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